Brazil / Rio


Brazil officially the Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

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At 8.5 million square kilometers and with over 211 million people, Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo.

The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas;

It is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world.

Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 kilometers.

It borders all other countries in South America except Ecuador and Chile and covers 47.3% of the continent’s land area.

Its Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats.

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This unique environmental heritage makes Brazil one of 17 megadiverse countries, and is the subject of significant global interest and debate regarding deforestation and environmental protection.

Brazil was inhabited by numerous tribal nations prior to the landing in 1500 of explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral, who claimed the area for the Portuguese Empire.

Brazil remained a Portuguese colony until 1808, when the capital of the empire was transferred from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro. In 1815, the colony was elevated to the rank of kingdom upon the formation of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves.

Independence was achieved in 1822 with the creation of the Empire of Brazil, a unitary state governed under a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system. The ratification of the first constitution in 1824 led to the formation of a bicameral legislature, now called the National Congress.

The country became a presidential republic in 1889 following a military coup d’état. An authoritarian military junta came to power in 1964 and ruled until 1985, after which civilian governance resumed. Brazil’s current constitution, formulated in 1988, defines it as a democratic federal republic.

Due to its rich culture and history, the country ranks thirteenth in the world by number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Brazil is considered an advanced emerging economy. It has the ninth largest GDP in the world by nominal, and eight by PPP measures.

It is one of the world’s major breadbaskets, being the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years.

It is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country, with the largest share of global wealth in Latin America. Brazil is a regional power and sometimes considered a great or a middle power in international affairs.

On account of its international recognition and influence, the country is subsequently classified as an emerging power and a potential superpower by several analysts. Brazil is a founding member of the United Nations, the G20, BRICS, Union of South American Nations, Mercosul, Organization of American States, Organization of Ibero-American States and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.

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aluxurytravelblog.com/2019/12/19/8-places-to-visit-in-the-south-of-brazil-for-unique-experiences/

mybeautifuladventures.com/2010/04/13/brasil-day-10

ROD BEST


 ROD BEST : BIO

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Over the years Rod Best has been involved in training and
developing of singers and musicians as well as writing music
arrangements for small stage band through to large
orchestras, direction of major musical productions and song
composition.

He studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of
Music in Jazz Improvisation and Advanced Arranging,
developing a wealth of experience in composition and
arrangement in jazz and contemporary keyboarding styles.
He has also studied under some great Australian jazz piano
players including Tony Ansell, Mike Nock, Michael
Bartolomei, Chuck Yates, Judy Bailey, Dave Fennell, Vince
Genova and Kevin Hunt.

He studied at Jazz Worx in Brisbane and received an Associate Diploma in Jazz.

Rod is married to Jan and lives in Queensland, Australia.

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Rod has released five instrumental albums called “Best Of Smooth”,
“The Best of Rod Best”,  “Groove On”,   “A Peaceful Place”
and  “The Next Level”  as well as a number of instrumental
singles including

“Sweet Emotion”,

“In the Groove”,

“Move ‘n’Groove”,

“Besty’s Bossa”,

“Lazy Days”,

“Turn Up the Heat”,

“Lasting Impression”,

“Going Places”,

“High Energy”,

“Piano Groove Time”,

“Smooth As”,

“Listen Up Now”,

and “A Good Note”

He has also completed a collaboration EP project with
“Light of Love” from Chicago called

“The Best Of Christmas”.

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the best of christmas ROD BEST

All Rod’s music is available at www.rodbestmusic.com

or from iTunes, CD Baby, Apple Music, Songtradr, Spotify or
Amazon.

 

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